Voters go to the polls Tuesday in several area communities to decide races for city council, school board and ballot questions. Here is a roundup of candidates and ballot questions.
Voters in the McLouth school district will be deciding the fate of the district's capital outlay levy. A petition challenging the continuance of the levy was successful, forcing the election.
The district has maintained a capital outlay levy since 1973. The tax is used to pay for building additions, improvements and equipment, including buses.
The maximum capital outlay levy is four mills.
Here are the candidates for McLouth City Council, mayor and school board.
City Council: Edward Mann, and incumbents Douglas Walbridge and Dan Courtney are running for the two council seats.
Mayor: Glenn Wear is seeking re-election and is unopposed.
School Board: Robert Funk, incumbent, and Joe Nave; are running for Position 4; Peggy Forsberg, incumbent, and Ron Forshee, Position 5; and Kyle Keiling and Chris Stewart, Position 6. Incumbent Tim Mitts is seeking re-election to Position 3.
In the city council campaign, Jerry Robbins and Mark Tenpenny join incumbents Paul Gump and Rocy Hempel in the race for two council seats.
Clifford Houk, incumbent, and Kevin Adams will vie for the position of mayor.
In the school board campaign, Keith Schlusser and E. Phillip Miller are running for Position 5; Barbara Martin-Thomas and Terry Bellinger are running for Position 4; and Allen D. Wise and Tom Krebs are campaigning for Position 6.
In addition to the city council, mayoral and school board elections, voters here also will decide whether to sell the city's electric utility to KPL. At least 51 percent of the city's registered voters must vote yes for the $2.5 million sale to be approved.
In the city council campaign, Terry Zahner, Jim Cannon, John Shultz and Charles Oswalt are competing for the two seats on the council.
Mayor Jim Beadle is seeking re-election. He is challenged by Timothy Maniez.
In the school board campaign, Robert Friday and James Plummer are battling for Position 6; incumbent Roger Owens is the lone candidate for Position 5; and Steven Riemer and Sandra L. Thierer are running for Position 4.
In the city council campaign Tim Jamison and Scott Moherman are seeking re-election. Nobody filed as a candidate for the third seat up for election.
In the school board campaign, Ron Bloss and Tracie L. Smith are running for Position 4; Vicky LeRoy is seeking re-election to Position 6; and Gale Shelton Jr., incumbent, faces Dwight Fossett in the race for Position 5.